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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:16 AM

Fox News linked fish tank cleaner to Trump's recommended coronavirus treatment

Irresponsible reporting. I know they are not known for being responsible journalists, but they should have known, with their gullible audience, this kind of reporting could be deadly.

][link:https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/fox-news-linked-fish-tank-cleaner-trumps-recommended-coronavirus-treatment-man|

The Fox article hypes the spike in prices of fish tank cleaners containing chloroquine phosphate without clearly explaining that outside of its approved pharmaceutical form and dosage, chloroquine phosphate can be toxic and deadly -- though it does mention that it’s not for “human consumption” at the end of the third paragraph. Considering most Americans don’t read past the headline of an article, it is not only irresponsible but outright idiotic for Fox to imply such equivalence in the article title during a pandemic when people are desperate to find ways to protect themselves.

The article also stated that “President Trump announced in a press conference Thursday that chloroquine phosphate -- a substance found in drugs used to treat malaria and severe arthritis -- was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test as a treatment for the coronavirus.” (The FDA has not approved the drug for treatment of COVID-19.) As of this morning, the article remains live on Fox’s website, without any updates or clarifications.

It wasn't just Fox News, either. Articles like this were elsewhere in right-wing media. There was a similar article in News Corp's New York Post:

Direct link to Fox Article that is still posted. Just unbelievable!
][link:https://www.foxnews.com/health/trump-fda-coronavirus-drug-testing-fish-tanks-ebay-price-human-consumption|

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:42 AM

1. Two Bright Sides

First, as long as people have a 4 place analytical balance laying around the house, they can self administer at the proper dosage.
Second, it's Faux watchers/readers that get this information. Have at it folks! NOT SARCASM.

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:15 AM

2. They try to turn an obvious screw up into an offensive attack

I will tell you that pet stores are a favorite of the prepper crowd for medical supplies.

Still this is dancing around a dead body because they wouldn't dare blame Dear Leader

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